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Raynsford backs vision of a Millennium Village

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Construction minister Nick Raynsford fired off a defiant message on the chaos surrounding the Millennium Village, saying the government remains completely behind the visionary scheme.

He told the aj it would not be swayed by the recent designer-developer split, and not be drawn on the focus of the review being launched by architecture champion Stuart Lipton. But he said: 'We are absolutely committed to the project and will achieve everything ... set out in the objectives.'

Lipton is to lead a probe into whether the Greenwich village is hitting 'the targets set out in the original submission for the Millennium Village competition and in the local agreement.'

He will talk with Ralph Erskine about whether the 'integrity' of his masterplan has been compromised.

Tempers reached boiling point two weeks ago when the lead architect hta was sacked from the project after suspending work (aj 1.7.99).

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